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If you’re craving food from the Emerald Isle or St. Patrick’s Day is near, we’ve gathered some irresistibly tasty Irish Pub Recipes you will want to try!

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From hearty casseroles and Irish stews to classic Irish Pub recipes, like the Dublin Coddle, these are delicious recipes we love.

They are also perfect to serve on St. Patrick’s Day!

Traditional Irish Food

While, of course, every list of this nature would be highly subjective. We all have our favorite foods and preferences. In fact, if someone asked what the must-eat Seattle food might be, I’m positive you would discover differing opinions on just on my street alone.

That being said, this is a list of the most recommended must-eat foods while in Ireland. What are your thoughts?

  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Black Pudding and White Pudding
  • Irish Rashers
  • Irish Soda Bread (and Irish Butter)
  • Scones
  • Irish Salmon
  • Seafood Chowder
  • Colcannon
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Irish Boxty
  • Lamb Stew
  • Irish Pub Food

What Is Traditional Irish Pub Food?

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Rick Steves, long known for his travel advice, put together a list of foods you can expect to find in an Irish Pub.

And just in case you’re wondering what traditional Irish pubs are all about, he says,

“Pubs are a basic part of the Irish social scene, and whether you’re a teetotaler or a beer-guzzler, they should be a part of your travel here. Whether in rural villages or busy Dublin, a pub (short for “public house”) is an extended living room where… you can feel the pulse of Ireland.”

Pub menus consist of a hearty assortment of traditional dishes, such as…

  • Irish stew (mutton with mashed potatoes, onions, carrots, and herbs)
  • Soups and chowders
  • Coddle (bacon, pork sausages, potatoes, and onions stewed in layers)
  • Fish-and-chips
  • Collar and cabbage (boiled bacon coated in bread crumbs and brown sugar, then baked and served with cabbage)
  • Boxty (potato pancake filled with fish, meat, or vegetables)
  • Champ (potato mashed with milk and onions)
  • Soda Bread

You may also want to check out our post on Classic Irish Recipes: Emerald Isle; Comfort Food at its Best.

More Irish Pub Recipes You May Also Love

  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Hash
  • Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Easy One-Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
  • Irish Pub Skillet Dublin Coddle
  • Traditional Irish Scones
  • Irish Vegetable Potato Leek Soup
  • How to Brew Irish Breakfast Tea
  • Irish Soda Bread with Buttermilk and Raisins

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Spiced Mussels with Chorizo & Irish Cider

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“A big bowl of steaming mussels is my idea of heaven especially when it involves high quality ingredients like Gubeen chorizo and Longueville House Irish cider.”


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Dublin Coddle with Pearl Barley

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“Traditional Irish food is all about comfort and now proves this more than Dublin coddle. Purists will have to excuse the frying of the sausages, but I’m sorry I can’t bear a nude sausage sitting in my coddle. Do seek the best butchers sausages and streaky bacon you can get your hands on, for a simple dish like this one it makes all the difference.”


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Braised Rabbit Pie

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“A brilliant traditional pie recipe.”


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Colcannon Ham & Cabbage Pies

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“The ideal rib sticking pie you may require for dark Autumn evenings with a not so subtle nod to traditional Irish fare.”


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Corned Beef Sandwiches with Irish Cheddar and Pickles

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"Crispy rye bread, tender corned beef, melty Irish cheddar, sharp mustard and a cabbage slaw come together to make the ultimate sandwich for St. Patrick’s day."


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Traditional Irish Colcannon Recipe

"Colcannon is a traditional Irish mashed potato dish, and is a hearty and comfort food classic in Ireland."


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Easy Irish Cottage Pie

This Irish Cottage Pie recipe is an easy and tasty comfort food meal everyone loves. This family favorite is made with ground beef (mince) and vegetables baked in a delicious gravy filling topped with pastry and baked until perfectly golden brown.


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Howth Head Seafood Chowder

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"My home town of Howth is famous throughout Ireland for its fish. Along the west pier there are plenty of fishmongers to choose some of the freshest fish for supper. This wonderfully creamy seafood chowder always reminds me of home and with a few slices of brown bread with Irish salted butter, I’m there in an instant."


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Easy One Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Recipes for Corned Beef and Cabbage are often considered a quintessential Irish fare for St. Patrick's Day. A moist, tender and intensely, beautifully flavored brisket with comfort food favorites of potatoes, carrots, and cabbage.


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Irish Stew: an Ancient and Hearty Dish

"A traditional Irish Stew can warm even the faintest of hearts, and the chilliest of days. It’s a comfort food as old as time. An ancient bowl of hearty fare, from a hale and hardy people."


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Potato Topped Shepherd's Pie Recipe: Deliciously Irish

An easy comfort food, this Shepherd's Pie recipe is a delicious potato-topped ground lamb or beef casserole. Which is steeped in a flavorful sauce with vegetables that will bring to mind the beauty of Ireland.


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Boxty - Irish Potato Pancakes

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"Boxty are tasty, fluffy Irish potato cakes that are pan-fried like pancakes and served at breakfast. This is my family’s traditional recipe. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, or any day."


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Pub-Style Beef Pot Pies in Muffin Tins

Pub Style Beef Pot Pies in Muffins Tins is a celebration in every bite. Simple to make, utterly delicious, fun to serve, and perfect as an appetizer or the main event.


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Boxty Irish Potato Pancakes

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“Boxty potato pancakes are a traditional Irish recipe and they come with a great little rhyme that we were taught growing up: ‘Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan, if you can’t bake boxty, sure you’ll never get a man.’. The traditional recipe varies from region to region, but they all use grated raw potato. This is the version that my family makes and they are great with a full Irish breakfast.”


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Irish Potato Bread

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“These squares of crispy potato flatbread are similar to potato farls, the fried potato bread that’s a traditional part of the Northern Irish breakfast known as an Ulster Fry.”


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Irish Cheddar Potato Rolls

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“These are the lightest and most delicious rolls I have ever tasted. They are a nice change from soda bread & they freeze very well too. Delicious served up with Irish Stew or just covered in a thick layer of Irish butter.”


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Perfect Comfort Food: Cream of Potato Soup

Easy to prepare in under 30 minutes, this warm Cream of Potato Soup is just like my Grandma O'Hara used to make. A perfect antidote for cold, wintry nights, brisk fall afternoons, rainy spring days… or any other day as well.


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Irish Potato Leek Soup

Irish Vegetable Potato Leek Soup is a hearty bowl of delicious comfort. Perfect for brisk days, it's a healthy soup that will warm your toes.


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Hearty Irish seafood chowder recipe

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"It’s not surprising that chowder is an Irish menu staple. Seen as a “poor man’s food” the hearty soup made with cream and seafood is right down Ireland’s alley when it comes to wholesome local produce."


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Nettle Soup Recipe

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“More commonly associated with stings and childhood tears, nettles are in fact a hugely underrated ingredient. This traditional nettle soup recipe from Richard Corrigan includes thinly sliced scallops (lightly cured by salt and gently cooked by the soup below) and horseradish crème fraîche – a refreshing combination for a warm day.”


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Beef, Stout and Oyster Pie Recipe

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“This pie is wonderfully succulent, once a poor man’s dinner it now graces our tables with elegance.”


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Smoked Salmon Toasts with Mustard Butter Recipe

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“Sour cream or cream cheese may be the usual spread with salty smoked salmon, but chef David Tanis thinks softened butter makes a tasty alternative.”


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Irish Salmon and Dill Cream Sauce

This Irish Baked Salmon recipe is deliciously fresh and easy to make with Irish flavorings and simply baked in a foil packet on a sheet pan. The drizzle of Dill Cream Sauce, which almost makes itself, is utterly divine and easy.


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Individual Bacon & Cabbage Pies

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“A twist on the Irish classic bacon and cabbage in the form of a pie!”


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Donegal Oatcakes

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Made with just 5 ingredients. “Perfect with butter for breakfast or as a snack, traditional Irish oatcakes also keep for ages when stored in an air-tight tin.”


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Traditional Irish Scones for Afternoon Tea

This traditional Irish Scones recipe is a light and delicious scone made with Irish butter and buttermilk. Lightly sweet with a moist, tender texture. Perfect for afternoon tea.


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Irish Barmbrack

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“Barmbrack is a traditional Irish fruitcake, also known as Irish Tea Cake depending on the time of year that you’re eating it! This recipe makes a really beautiful moist fruit loaf which is packed with flavour.”


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Irish Soda Bread with Buttermilk and Raisins

Irish Soda Bread, a national heritage… and a Wilson family favorite. Whether it be St. Patrick’s Day or any spring day. A delicious twist on thetraditional Irish Soda Bread.


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St Patrick's Day Appetizers

More delicious ideas for appetizers and party-starter recipes with Irish flair!


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Instant Pot Irish Stew (A Quicker and Easier Recipe)

A quick and easy recipe packed with fork-tender meat, root vegetables, fresh herbs, and traditional flavors. It’s ready in a fraction of the time, with the pressure cooker doing nearly all of the work.


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Shepherd's Pie with Champ Mash

This Irish Shepherd's Pie with Champ Mash is incredibly delicious with flavors of spring and the Emerald Isle. Topping a classic shepherd's pie with champ mash takes this oh-so-delectable favorite to a whole new level.


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Traditional Irish Lamb Stew

AtraditionalIrish Stewcan warm even the faintest ofhearts, and the chilliest of days. It’s comfort food as old as time.


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Traditional Brown Irish Soda Bread

Traditional Brown Irish Soda Bread is a classic quick bread that has stood the test of time. It's simple and quick to make, perfect for Irish stew or Dublin Coddle... or daily baking. Containing only 4 ingredients, it's a healthy and authentic way to enjoy Irish food.


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Corned Beef and Cabbage Hash

Do you have leftover corned beef and cabbage from St. Patrick's Day? This Corned Beef Hash is a favorite way to use leftovers! Simple, easy and oh my, so delicious!


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Ireland Tradition: A Cast Iron Irish Apple Cake

“Irish Apple Cake is a traditional dessert in Ireland. Recipes for the moist and tender cast iron cake are as varied as the beautiful people who live in the Emerald Isle. This heritage recipe is a simple and tasty dessert everyone will love.”


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Baked Lemon Pudding

This Baked Lemon Pudding is a delectable dessert with an irresistibly light and airy texture. Its wonderful taste is unforgettably lemony and delicious and one you won’t want to miss! With origins tracing back to the shores of Ireland, this sweet lemon treat is effortless to prepare and perfect for all seasons.


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Irish Apple Crumble Cake

This Irish Apple Crumble Cake is a moist and tender, buttery cake that's packed with fresh apples and topped with a delicious crumble. And easy? Oh my, yes. Delicious? Absolutely!


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Brown Irish Soda Bread with Molasses

Irish Brown Soda Bread with Molasses is an easy-to-make Irish Brown Bread, perfect for St. Patrick's Day or anytime you're craving a hint of the Emerald Isle. This no-yeast bread is deliciously moist and tender with a hint of sweetness.


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Non Alcoholic Irish Coffee with Citrus

Synonymous with St. Patrick's Day, Irish Coffee is a sure sign of the season. This Non Alcoholic Irish Coffee recipe with Citrus is delicious and fruity. And so simple. I absolutely love it. If you're not a fan of rum extract, you'll want to try this version!

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